"Rochester School for the Deaf is entrusted, empowered, and funded to provide and enhance the educational and life growth experiences in an optimal environment for children and students who are deaf or hard-of-hearing.
RSD's Educational Vision
The faculty, staff, Board, families, alumni, and volunteers of RSD are dedicated and committed to providing:
Resources to enable students who are deaf or hard-of-hearing to develop and achieve their highest level of academic and technical skills;
Resources for faculty, staff and students to become fluent communicators in both English and American Sign Language by faculty and staff that are likewise fluent;
An environment that is caring, compassionate, and sensitive to the needs of the individual student, in which each will learn to become a participating and contributing member of society;
Opportunities to involve and utilize RSD's most vital resources - the faculty, staff, families and volunteers - to serve as a viable resource center for the community-at-large.
Excerpted from the preschool's website